If it's an issue of "a quilt's supposed to be like....." Perhaps the
wide-open world of contemporary textiles could be examined to increase the
scope of what is acceptable re: size. Are quilts "supposed" to be "warm"?
"supposed" to be made of cloth?
Perhaps looking at Hmong applique and Seminole patchwork and Guatemalan
Molas, all of which are often quite intricate and small, and seldom meant
for bedding purposes might open things up a bit.
"Large" and "monumental" are not necessarily the same thing. Ask Faberge.